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CNN
Nov 2, 2013 1:30pm PDT
. >> narcan is distributed as part of massachusetts opioid overdose pilot prevention program and dr. alexander wally is the medical director. >> initially this program was targeted towards high-risk injection drug users. we soon started to hear about parents going to needle exchanges. >> today the program distributes it to addicts, first responders, and learn to cope. that's a support group for parents of addicts. linda has been going to learn to cope meetings for the past nine years. >> nasal narcan, the overdose reversal antidote is available weekly at all ltc meetings. if you're in this room, you should have narcan. >> learn to cope has distributed hundreds of kits to its members who have managed to reverse at least nine overdoses. >> tingeing of the lips, fingernails bluish. anything like that also. >> okay. >> if you can't arouse them. >> it's ready to administer. >> okay, right. >> and it will go up one nostril, a half. >> it's one of those things that, you know, you can't believe that you're signing up for this. but the reality is if you have an addict, you should have narcan
CNN
Nov 3, 2013 4:30am PST
massachusetts pilot prevention program. and this is the medical director. >> initially this program was targeted toward high risk injection drug users. we started to hear about parents going to needle exchanges. >> and first responders and learn to cope, it's a support group for parents of addicts. linda has been learning to cope meetings for the last five years. >> the overdose reversal antidote is available weekly at all meetings. if you are in this room, you should have tphaur cam. >> they have managed to reverse at least nine overdoses. >> changing of the lips, fingernails, if you can't arouse them -- >> it's ready to administer. it will go up one nostril. >> it's one of those things you can't believe that you are signing up for this, but the reality is, if you have an addict, you should have this. >> in the united states, overdoses kill more people than car accidents, and since 1990 prescription overdoses have more than tripled. >> it makes sense to co-prescribe this with pain medication, so people can have it and instruct their family members how to use it, so if somebody is overd
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